COVID, Australia and the Rights of the Child


Friday, 11th December, 2020

12.00pm-1.00pm AEDT

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This webinar is the second in a series bringing together practitioners and academic experts to develop greater knowledge and understanding of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and its relevance to Australia’s children.

This webinar with new National Children’s Rights Commissioner Anne Hollonds, and DTP alumna Sue-Anne Hunter of SNAICC will focus on the impact of government policies and actions on the rights of children during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Children and young people have raised five major concerns to a consultation organised by the Human Rights Commission from January to April. The webinar will link these concerns to recommendations of the CRC Committee to Australia and show how the CRC and action on the recommendations would have addressed some of the concerns expressed by children and young people.

NOTE: At least half an hour will be allocated for questions and answers, and comments


Anne Hollonds, National Child Rights Commissioner

Sue-Anne Hunter, National Sector Development Manager, SNAICC


Dr Noam Peleg, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law and Justice, UNSW, Book Review Editor, The International Journal of Children's Rights.

Associate Professor Faith Gordon, Deputy Associate Dean of Research, ANU College of Law, The Australian National University and Director of the International Youth Justice Network.

Who should attend

All welcome. The webinar will be of particular interest to:

  • NGOs
  • Federal, state and territory government officials interested in how to implement the CRC
  • Indigenous rights advocates
  • Children’s rights commissioners and staff
  • Social and children’s services providers and practitioners
  • Students and members of the public

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